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  • 1. Another necessity of absolute government is the repression of free criticism directed against itself. 🔊
  • 2. Recent criticism by Mr. R. H. Forster has rather impaired the credibility of the document. 🔊
  • 3. And there was much criticism of the missionary's methods amongst them. 🔊
  • 4. In both it is probable that their unmeasured and unsparing criticism recoiled on the cause which they had at heart. 🔊
  • 5. It evoked much criticism, and the critics once again exemplified our truly English habit of denouncing what we have not read. 🔊
  • 6. Such a description is intended to indicate the traditional Marlowesque qualities: it is a very inadequate criticism of the play as a whole. 🔊
  • 7. The dour criticism of the rigid classicist was almost the only adverse word spoken of Ivan throughout his triumphal tour. 🔊
  • 8. This authority belongs to it by virtue of its inspiration, and the voice of God is not silenced by the conclusions of modern criticism. 🔊
  • 9. He struck them in detail, after the best modes of grand tactics, and his plan of operations bears the test of the soundest military criticism. 🔊
  • 10. As university professor of poetry (1802-1812) he gained a considerable reputation by his clever literary criticism and sound latinity. 🔊
  • 11. Now it is the function of historical criticism to insist upon this, to see that later thought is not attributed to Parmenides. 🔊
  • 12. In the third place, anonymous literary criticism opens wide the door of malice on the one hand, and of undue favoritism on the other. 🔊
  • 13. But to-night the words of praise or gentle criticism were lacking, one course succeeding another mechanically without comment of any kind. 🔊
  • 14. We may disregard the flood of contemporary criticism from certain people who were excited by what they deemed an attack on the Christian religion. 🔊
  • 15. Unprejudiced criticism, however, has always exalted Freneau's work. 🔊
  • 16. To work by this rule in literary criticism is to substitute something definite for the individual tastes, moods, and local bias of the critic. 🔊
  • 17. In these hours in his own study, where very few, save myself, were permitted to enter, he laid aside all badinage and severe criticism. 🔊
  • 18. That she was exceedingly clever and well-informed I at once detected by her terse and smart criticism of the latest play, which we discussed. 🔊
  • 19. Such criticism as he had to make to her disadvantage he could form there and then in the chapel while they were reading the lessons or chanting the psalms. 🔊
  • 20. They are chiefly on English and American literature, and among them are specimens of acute and genial criticism. 🔊
  • 21. There was no other way of bidding for popularity and making a mark than by achieving pre-eminence in the arts of pungent criticism and exuberant rhetoric. 🔊
  • 22. At an unfriendly criticism it could be roused on behalf of a chance stranger from Colorado or California, and was generally quite impersonal. 🔊
  • 23. At the head of a band of students and amateurs, he took on himself the right of the most outspoken criticism, and led the enthusiasm or the condemnation of the audience. 🔊
  • 24. The chief criticism is directed against a want of proportion and an apparent lack of artistic sense betrayed in choosing so strange a character for the ponderous title-role. 🔊
  • 25. Though we have taken great pains to obviate objections by the manner in which we have unfolded and presented our views, yet we cannot but foresee that they will have to run the gauntlet of adverse criticism. 🔊
  • 26. Considering the tendency of metaphysical inquiries, it may be urged that it is well to avoid preliminary criticism of the current conceptions and beliefs about reality which these sciences imply. 🔊
  • 27. It can fail if in reaction against these and under the influence of an equally literalistic criticism men turn from the Bible altogether as a book of the past. 🔊
  • 28. Such criticism appears somewhat unwarranted in view of the wide application given to the law of treason by the Americans themselves shortly afterwards. 🔊
  • 29. Although we know a little more concerning the scientific aspects of rubber planting, the sum total of that knowledge does not justify any drastic criticism of the methods employed by our predecessors. 🔊
  • 30. It abounds in nice criticism and elegant discussion on matters of taste, showing in the author a happy capacity for esthetic discrimination as well as for linguistic attainment. 🔊
  • 31. Let us hear their version of a tale which has been so battered by modern criticism, and which has been related in at least half a score of versions, prose and poetic. 🔊
  • 32. The severe criticism which resulted caused the city officials to bend before the storm, especially as they did not care to imperil their other much greater thefts for the sake of these minor ones. 🔊
  • 33. A defence of this kind may be convincing for those who observe events in the German perspective, but it will be unable to withstand impartial historical criticism. 🔊
  • 34. This message failed to allay public criticism, and on January 4, 1904, he sent a special message to Congress in defense of his action. 🔊
  • 35. The same criticism applies to the official White Book, published in June or July of the present year. 🔊
  • 36. Of course the critics are to be reckoned among the public, whether we consider criticism by professional reviewers or the more discriminating criticism of theatre directors, composers, etc. 🔊
  • 37. Hence we may apply to him, with peculiar force, the judicious and valuable criticism which M. Cousin has bestowed upon the method of Locke. 🔊
  • 38. Certainly a great many meritorious writers have allowed themselves to be poisoned by malignant criticism; the writer, however, is not one of those who allow themselves to be poisoned by pseudo-critics; no! 🔊
  • 39. She never spoke of the past any more, nor of the future, lest in that there might be an implied criticism of the present; she was resolutely, unvaryingly, aggressively contented. 🔊
  • 40. Speaking as one who has some right to speak on the fundamental conceptions, objects and methods of the covenant, I feel sure that most of the present criticism is based on misunderstandings. 🔊
  • 41. By this come-and-go policy of importation and exportation, he has created, or at least developed, a noble spirit of commerce, which may be termed international criticism. 🔊
  • 42. This opinion was held by some prominent statesmen at the time the treaty was negotiated, notably by Buchanan, who poured forth severe criticism and ridicule upon it. 🔊
  • 43. But after the first few sentences all my vain self-consciousness vanished, and even my renowned powers of theological criticism, which I had so often valiantly tested at the university. 🔊
  • 44. I shall not exclude adverse criticism, but as the public have heard little but such criticism, I do not think it will be unfair to deal in these pages more fully with the favourable reports. 🔊
  • 45. I shall not exclude adverse criticism, but as the public have heard little but such criticism, I do not think it will be unfair to deal in these pages more fully with the favourable reports. 🔊
  • 46. But no amount of effulgent literary criticism can obscure the authentic accomplishments of this poor barber's son. 🔊
  • 47. Notwithstanding his reputation as an "inspired schoolboy," I do not know that sober criticism would call him a really precocious writer, especially in verse. 🔊
  • 48. But they are not limited, it should be said, to purely literary criticism; and they appear, if not quite so strongly, in his estimates of personal character, and even in his purely political arguments. 🔊
  • 49. Below the picture there was a sharp criticism of the young man's neglect of his pretty wife and her dainty gown. 🔊
  • 50. In the first place, Plato with his obvious greatness abounded in defects which had to be pointed out, whereas we have but little adverse criticism for Aristotle. 🔊

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